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    New Business Idea for Cards. OPINIONS wanted

    Hey all,

    I am going to start a new business and just wanted some opinions.

    Out of shear frustration at the cost of getting a graded card, and actually making a huge profit from it, I have decided to move in a new direction and offer something MORE PERSONALIZED.

    The tabs/flips in the package could be customized to colors, team logo(maybe) etc...

    I have found a supplier for grading card cases, the same kind as beckett and PSA, tamper proof, permanently sealed cases. While they are slightly different that their cases, but you get the jist of it.

    I am NOT starting a grading company, but a company that will slab/encapsulate your cards that mean something special to you. Where the label is at the top where the other companies grade your cards, mine will say something like:

    "Richard Brantley Collection"
    "Cal Ripken SuperCollection"
    Basically something along those lines, or whatever you want.


    If you are a TTM collector, same services offered.
    1. I think this will be a nice way of offering a personalized touch to something you are keeping or collecting.

    2. The cases offer really great protection
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    I am thinking the price will be $2-$3 per card, plus exact shipping costs.


    The business will have insurance to protect against loss.

    I am not expecting people to send their most prized possessions to a guy overnight. I am gauging the interest in this type of service offered to everyone.

    I understand that it takes time to get people to trust and send items, but that will only happen over time and establishing my reputation. Not a grading card company, simply a company that caters to a targeted audience with personalization.

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    Interesting idea actually. May be a market for it.

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    I collect baseball and football inserts. Also Browns, Steelers, Joey Galloway, Orel Hershiser.gu, autos, and oddball issues.If I buy its with a m.o. and will not buy if shipped in PWE.

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    Thanks I appreciate that.

    I just want to start something that really is service driven, and completely customizable. Something people can use, afford, and have fun with.

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    There would be a lot of different collectors that may be interested. Team, player, refractor, autograph, insert set, serial #, etc. Heck maybe a collector that had a famous player from his town can get his cards of the player slabbed. So many different ways that could go. Maybe even pictures the size of cards as well.

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    People may want a small pic of their kid encased to keep it protected, or an old war photo of a grandfather. Stuff like that may work too.

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    Thanks for the feedback.

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    Might be good for custom cards as well.

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    I was thinking customs too.

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    Well let me ask you something based on what you said:

    [QUOTE]Out of shear frustration at the cost of getting a graded card, and actually making a huge profit from it/QUOTE]
    What are you going to charge customers to get cards slabbed?

    Don

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